Jane Warburton

The cottage is set in an idyllic surrounding close to the coastal path, perfect for a base to explore the natural beauty of the Pembrokeshire coastline and sets the mood for a relaxing holiday.

The property is of a high standard with a homely feel.  It is spacious and boasts a fully equipped kitchen/diner, comfortable lounge, drying room/shower room, separate bathroom, 4 ample sized bedrooms and has an outdoor area for those who prefer to dine alfresco. 

The owners, Dawn and Ian are very friendly, helpful with local knowledge and live in a farmhouse on site.  Dawn is a keen photographer and has a wonderful collection of her work for sale.

The nearby harbour in Porthgain boasts a pub (Sloop Inn) full of character that also has an excellent menu.  In addition the Shed restaurant offers a wonderful menu of locally caught fish.

The Pembrokeshire beaches are plentiful in this area many having blue flag status.  There are opportunities for coasteering at the Blue Lagoon (approx 30mins walk from cottage).  Cliff top walks allow you to take in the stunning sea views and surrounding countryside and often descend into villages with beautiful pastel coloured houses.

Staying here was a memorable experience for all the family for which we will treasure for years to come.

I would recommend Ynys Barry Holiday Cottages and Lodges as an ideal base to explore the Pembrokeshire coastline.


Monday, 26 June 2017 15:26
David Harrison

Had my first holiday at the cottages this past week with my partners family. The views are amazing and had brilliant weather for the whole duration. Left on Tuesday afternoon and did not want to leave such an amazing place. Will definitely return

Thursday, 11 August 2016 14:35

This is a special place.  We havecome every year for a week in August for 10 years and have never had anything other than a wonderful holiday.  We come with another family and we usually stay in Grassholm or Ramsey and they take Caldey so we have our own space but can BBQ etc together.  The cottages are warm welcoming (fresh flowers & wine) well equipped (cot and high chair f.o.c dvds).  Well designed and perfect for a family with three boys.  This year we had four teenage boys plus a 13 month old baby and there was loads of room for everyone & Dawn made sure everything was neat as a pin & perfectly organised and ready for us even earlier than usual.


The things that really work for us :the weather (it is mysteriously always a bit better than elsewhere) no need for a car,there is a beautiful quiet beach a 12 min walk away and you can walk to The Sloop and the Shed at Porthgain.  Plus Tesco's deliver, Ynys Barry is right next to the coastal path, and St Davids is a 7 mile walk along stunning scenery.Taps and hoses are provided to wash down sandy and salty kids and their wet suits.  Black board with daily tide details.And then there are those special extras twice we have surfed with seals at the local beach (never quite managed to pronouce it but its called Traethllyfn).  Barn owls nesting in the farm buildings and listening to the chicks at dusk as the parents deliver the catch of the day.  The go-cart Ian has made for the kids to play with.  Alfie the dog (boys belive he remembers them each year) Barbequing on the beach and not sharing the sunset with anyone.  The night sky and finally managing to jump off the top ledge at the Blue Lagoon after 10 years of trying.

 It just doesn't get any better!

Saturday, 18 October 2014 09:54
Sue and Keith

A wonderfully rugged and unspoiled corner of Wales, big skies and breathtaking coastal scenery. Thanks for a great week in Barri Cottage and for the extra nights in the lodge because our week was over far too quickly! Thanks Dawn and Ian for making our stay relaxed and uncomplicated, love to Smudge and Alfie!

Saturday, 04 August 2012 09:15
John and Susan

Had a lovely stay at Ynys Barry the cottage was fantastic and very romantic. Treathllyfn has got to be the best beach in Pembrokeshire! A very memorable place

And we will be back in the summer to do it all over again and more.

Look forward to seeing you again x

Monday, 16 January 2012 09:14

Had a fantastic holiday, Strumble Cottage is very well equipped and comfortable.  Location is brilliant with the stunning Pembrokeshire coastline and a beautiful beaches a few minutes’ walk away.

Thank you for the loan of kid’s wetsuits and body boards – we now have 3 budding surfers!!

Would love to come back soon.

Thank you again for all your kindness and hospitality.

Fennessy Family

Monday, 15 August 2011 09:13
Alison and Roy

Thank you to Dawn and Ian for a lovely week in Barry Cottage! The location is superb and the cottage had everything we could possibly have needed.

Dawn and Ian are the best hosts possible - thank you for the dolphin boat trip voucher, Dawn!

Enjoyed the company of Smudge and Alfie, and the bats at dusk, outside the back door, were amazing!

We'll be back!

Friday, 29 July 2011 09:12
Joanne and Simon

WOW, what a breathtaking place. Dawn & Ian are fantastic hosts and make you feel very very welcome. Had a great time didn't want to go home.



Thursday, 14 July 2011 09:11
Chris and Lydia

We absolutley love this place its an amazing place to go no matter what the weather, the people here are so friendly. and are very accommodating. Their premises are very homely and well worth the money spent. The area is ideal for walking .... we walked for miles ...something new every time we go... we love coming back year after year.

Monday, 27 June 2011 09:10
Andy, Kate, Rebecca, Jason, Karen

Just returned from a fantastic break staying in Caldey Cottage.

Great fun for all the family,the children especially enjoyed the pets.

Would like to come back in the future and would recommend to others.

Made to feel very welcome by Dawn & Ian.

Thank you.

Tuesday, 07 June 2011 09:08
Dave Roberts

Just back from a weeks holiday in Skomer cottage, the cottage was excellent and just like home from home.

Dawn and Ian were very friendly and helpful and the kids loved Alfie the dog.

Hope to be back for another great holiday

Monday, 06 June 2011 09:07
Jeff and Chris

Just returned after a 3 night weeekend break staying in Barri cottage.  Everything was brill, clean and bright, Dawn was so so helpful and friendly.  Hope to return maybe with family in tow.  Keep it special, many thanks, chris. :)

Wednesday, 25 May 2011 09:06
Susie and Albert

Fantastic place to come for either a long weekend or a holiday.  We have stayed in both the lodges and four of the cottages at different times over the past couple of years and always return.

The cottages have everything you need and are spotlessly clean.  Dawn & Ian make you very welcome.

We will be be back soon.

Thank you

Wednesday, 09 March 2011 09:05

Great holiday, we've been two years running now and hoping to go back this year.

Fun for all the family, great place to stay. fantastic hosts who really look after you. cottages and lodges are soooo homely, theres everything you need and more. Just love Alfie the dog he makes it that bit more special for adults and kids.

Hoping to see you real soon, thanks for making our holiday really special

Wednesday, 12 January 2011 09:04

The best holiday I've ever had. Weather fantastic and we love Alfie and Smudge.  See you next year!!

Thank you

Monday, 06 December 2010 09:03
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